Blinis & Bellinis, a vegan wellness festival and an open-air shuffleboard terrace

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Ride with drag queens at Pride. See why the French love Sassy Cidre. Indulge in some healthy competition at the UK’s first open-air shuffleboard terrace. Try some Blinis & Bellinis at London’s legendary pancake joint and sign up to some rooftop yoga and happiness workshops at a vegan wellness festival…

London Shuffle… UK’s first open-air shuffleboard terrace

After a series of pop ups, the UK’s foremost shuffleboard experts are setting up a new permanent home in Shoreditch, with a huge opening party on 4th July. Aptly named London Shuffle Club, the large, colourful space features the UK’s first ever open-air shuffleboard terrace and will focus on the classic floor shuffleboard version of the game. Mouthwatering pizzas, cocktails and live music complement the most fun, addictive and socially competitive way to spend your days and nights!

Photo: V For

The Old Truman Brewery presents… V For: a Vegan lifestyle festival 

Taking place in the heart of Shoreditch throughout August, V For is a celebration of plant-based food and conscious living that brings together lifelong vegans and sceptics alike. adidas Studio LDN will host a month of yoga, mindfulness and lifestyle sessions, complemented with vegan delights served by their in-house fuel bar team. All sessions are totally free and led by expert instructors. ‘No Kane No Gain’ will put everyone through their paces with a special workout event with a twist. The Art of Living Foundation will be hosting happiness workshop sessions. Meanwhile on the rooftop, you can find Jessica Skye’s Fat Buddha Yoga sessions for those hoping to find inner peace in the bustling city. ​

Photo: Where the pancakes are

Blinis & Bellinis at… Where the pancakes Are

The restaurant is now open for evenings with a p.m. pancake menu featuring ‘Blinis & Bellinis’, along with summer cocktails. Specially for the wind-down hours after work, Where the pancakes are offers a sharing platter of Blinis and Bellinis, to be eaten al fresco on the veranda or in the restaurant. For £20 guests can enjoy a platter of blinis with home made dips, choosing from classic smoked salmon, sour cream and dill, a hot artichoke, cheddar & parsley dip, house-cured spiced pickles plus two Bellinis. The evening menu also includes favourites from the all-day menu such as the English, vegetarian or vegan breakfast and the classic American.


Sassy Cidre Summer Orchard Pop-Up @ St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

See how the French master the art of balance this summer with Sassy Cidre. The brand is running a summer long pop up at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in partnership with Suze & Lillet, St. Germain and Belvedere. Think French Negronis, Summer Spritz’s and other floral cocktails. You can also look forward to live performances from budding French artists, as well as masterclasses in flower arranging, cocktail making and even yoga.

Photo: Boom Cycle

Denim Drag Queen Collective @ BOOM Cycle 

Boom Cycle welcome the queens of the DENIM Drag Queen Collective to kick off Pride week. DENIM is a performance troupe known for its drag shows and musical performances featuring a twist of hilarity, with sell-out shows and residencies all over the UK. On Saturday June 30th, Boom Cycle’s Duncan will be hosting a pride ride at 12pm, whereafter DENIM will be at Boom Cycle Battersea for an afternoon performance, and then a Q&A hosted in the spirit of self acceptance and celebrating your true identity.

Hettie Holmes

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